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Apple launches credit card

Updated March 26, 2019

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Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks during an Apple product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California.— AFP
Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks during an Apple product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California.— AFP

CUPERTINO: Apple is launching its own credit card, called Apple Card, that can be used anywhere Apple Pay is accepted.

Apple says the card will make it easier to see what merchants charged you. It uses Apple Maps to show users where they spend their money. This is in contrast to the sometimes-confusing alphabet soup people can see on their credit card statements.

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Apple unveiled the card at an event Monday at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. The company is emphasising privacy and says it won’t know what you bought or where.

The card will live in the wallet section of the iPhone, though customers will also get a physical card made of titanium.

Published in Dawn, March 26th, 2019